There wasn't that much hype surrounding the release of Guitar Hero 5; I must admit, I was a little sceptical about it's ability to compete with the franchise so far - especially Guitar Hero 3 : Legends of Rock. Here's why... online play. Yes, this latest addition to the family has a much improved Career mode to that of Guitar Hero : World Tour (you are encouraged to attempt challenges using all the band instruments, rather than stick to the lead guitar all the time *that would be me*). Plus, there are trophies to unlock. This is the first Guitar Hero game to feature this. Which is nice. And despite some of the reviews I've read, the set list is quite good. I've just imported the set list from Guitar Hero : World Tour via a £3.19 key from the PS Store; thumbs up there too. But the biggest attraction for me is, as I said, playing online. Instead of the usual "best of 3" etc, your performance is given a score after each song (the winner getting the highest, obviously) and tallies up for as long as you continue the session with your online opponent. A nice feature! Also, as well as competing against one other player, the match could involve another 3 guitarists, for example (which unlocks a trophy!) The folk at Activision and Neversoft have evolved the Guitar Hero series into a superb multiplayer experience! I'm very pleased to report that Guitar Hero 5 ticks all the boxes for me.